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Romney Picks Paul Ryan as VP

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: vp, ryan budget, republicans, romney, ryan, budget, elections, government, americans, usa )

- 2112 days ago -
Romney made his selection known via a mobile app created just for the announcement. He'll spend the next four days making campaign stops in key battleground states along with his new running mate.

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MmAway M (506)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:36 pm
Shoots the #!#! out of me!

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 3:48 am
Personally, I think Paul Ryan is a psychopathic liar.
Unfortunately, he also seems bright, intelligent, and (as the article said) charismatic--he will, no doubt appeal to many un-decided voters.
He is a good choice to run with Romney, because he is obviously more glib, a quicker thinker, and not an "etch-a-sketch".
I wonder who picked him--Karl Rove, probably.
Romney was, is and will always be a bad joke--I believe Paul Ryan is no one's joke!!
Thanks Nancy.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:47 pm
A bit of a gamble if you ask me. While Ryan will endear the conservative wing of the GOP to him, the farther Mitt moves the ticket to the right, the more it opens up the middle. And the middle is where the election is going to be won or lost.

Mary T (178)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 6:40 pm
I don't care who he picks he will never get my vote.

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:12 am
I hope the president's troops start shooting out the facts on this sociopathic, Ayn Rand worshiping, Social Darwinist POS. Be afraid, be very afraid of this fascist.

Reggie Thomas (5)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:00 am
Paul Ryan can pass for one of Mitt Romney's sons.I CAN'T AN IMAGINE HIM AS VP LET ALONE COMMANDER & CHIEF. (O_O)

Robert O (12)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:34 pm
Thanks Nancy.


Donna G (42)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:43 pm
I don't want to say anything mean about any of the candidates; so, Paul Ryan is attractive, young, and charismatic. But, so was Ted Bundy.

Paula M (39)
Monday August 13, 2012, 1:03 pm
Ryan is a good choice. He's smart, knowledgeable, and has political experience in the area of medicare and social security, two issues that the President will certainly try to demagogue. Ryan is also a genuinely nice guy.

By choosing Ryan, Romney makes a strong contrast with the President and Congressional Democrats, who have time and again chosen to respond to the crises in Medicare and Social Security by pretending that they don't exist. As more and more Americans become aware of the facts (and Ryan is exactly the man to help them) Obama and the Democrats will pay a political price for their irresponsibility.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday August 13, 2012, 1:45 pm
I'mw/ DonnaG!!!!

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Monday August 13, 2012, 4:36 pm
They are appealing to shallow (republican) voters who mostly care about the looks. Yes, these 2 guys look good for a B rated movie.

But this is not "American Idol" (not even "America got talent, because they lack talent).

The "good look" formula was tried with "La Palin" and it failed miserably, I think is going to fail again.

Roseann d (178)
Monday August 13, 2012, 8:49 pm
He shoulda just picked his nose. With the lies he's telling, it's grown big enough to be his running mate.

Roseann d (178)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:21 pm
Paula M., I noticed you have a lot of bible quotes on your page. Most from the Old Testament. Do you consider yourself a Christian? Have you heard about Christ's New Word and New Way? Peace, Love, Tolerance, Help the poor? May I ask if you are a Christian AND a Ryan Supporter? That's quite a dichotomy to master. Which are you more allegiant to? Ryan or Christ? It can't be both you know, so which is it?


Carol H (229)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 5:01 am
noted, I agree with Roseann!!

Paula M (39)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 10:58 am
Roseann D., Thank you for reading my page quotes. Three of my Twenty-Six quotations are from the Bible: one from 1 Corinthians and two from the book of Proverbs. So I think that your charge that most of my quotes are from the Old Testament shows more of what you are looking to see than what you had actually read, but let me go ahead and admit to the charge of being a Christian, and of reading and valuing the Bible as a whole.

You make the mistake of supposing that conservative Christians do not believe in helping the poor. We do, and strongly. Where we differ from Progressives is in how best to do so.

I try to be personally generous, both in my time and my resources, towards those in distress. That is what the Bible tells me to do. It is also consistent with the conservative philosophy of individual freedom, and of supporting community through private actions, and my experience is that this is a value that conservatives practice. Statistics reliably show that conservative Republicans give significantly more to charity than do progressives. You cannot be generous with other people's money, and indeed my experience has been that those who satisfy their obligations to the poor by voting for social programs to be funded by other people's money can have a very Pharisaical view of such generosity, and very little concern for those they are purportedly interested in helping.

I am not against public assistance. But government support is necessarily impersonal, blind, and stupid, and used wrongly will harm as much as it helps. Benjamin Franklin said, I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

It is easy, when there is money to spare, to simply put people on the dole and trumpet your generosity. But even if there were money to spare such "generosity" shrinks the spirits of those whom it traps in dependence. Nor is an increasing class of people dependent upon government support a helpful check against the natural tendency of government to expand its influence in all areas of life.

And in response to your last question, of course my allegiance is to Christ. There is no dichotomy, as Ryan is a thoughtful Catholic who (if you listen to him) can explain how his policies are consistent with his religion. But even if there were, as a conservative I believe in a limited government - which leaves me room to support politicians who differ from me in their personal lives and religion because a limited government will not interfere with the practice of my Christian faith.

Mike m (9)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 2:10 pm
Romney/Ryan = Raider/Rand.

Debra Holliday (38)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:54 am
Well said Paula!!!!!!
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